West Texas Deaf Olympics canceled due to COVID-19

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SAN ANGELO — The 16 annual West Texas Deaf Olympics is canceled due to the wide-spreading COVID-19 (coronavirus) public health threat, the organization announced Saturday morning.

Although there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Concho Valley as of yet, the organization said the decision to cancel was a “no brainer” considering the uncertainty of the COVID-19 situation.

“After much deliberation, we have decided to cancel this year’s event,” the West Texas Deaf Olympics said in their most recent newsletter. “Due to the uncertainty of COVID-19 situation, it is important to keep everyone safe and well. We are following the governor’s recommendations as well as UIL rules. Rest assured, barring any other disaster, we plan to be back next year stronger than ever!”

West Texas Deaf Olympics is an event for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students ages 3-18 and is meant to promote health, teamwork, and fellowship among students, professionals and parents.

The event was originally scheduled for April 24 at Lake View Stadium.

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